It’s becoming more clear every day that our predilection to interact by means of identifying with ideas and then battling to have our ideas prevail does not address any of the dire circumstances we find our selves in. I see this as it touches on each of us as individuals. It divides us from each…… Continue reading Abandoning persuasion
A personal website has many functions. It can be hard to sort them out. Most often they are advertisements for a Persona, a means to find a job, or a signpost in an attempt to reach a cohort of the like-minded. Sometimes they are attempts to sort things out. The effort of presentation becomes a…… Continue reading Attending Quality
A gallery of images from this year’s WoodenBoat Show at Mystic Seaport.
Over on his blog, PatternWhichConnects, Jeppe Graugaard had this to say about my work. Last year we co-published three of these conversations which delved into some of the processes that underpin the sense of isolation and fragmentation we had both experienced (albeit in different ways) as well as the ways in which we were beginning…… Continue reading A Welcome Review
Our Portuguese Podengo, Delfina is ten today. In celebration of all she has given, a poem, Delfina
As a returning visitor to this site I hope you enjoy the changes you’ll find here. As a first time visitor, welcome! It seems fitting at this time of year to share these photos taken while sailing on the Shallop replica for the Mayflower II. I was fortunate to join them on a late-season sail…… Continue reading Sailing the Shallop
Just got these images from Victoria Guidi, Program Director at the Philadelphia Wooden Boat Factory. This one says it all! The Purple Lady – the kids chose the color and the name – sailing in the basin to the side of the Independence Seaport Museum. The Cruiser, Olympia and the Bark, Moshulu in the background.… Continue reading Factory 1-d Launched!
Just coming out of my virtual darkroom after attending The WoodenBoat Show at Mystic Seaport last weekend.
I was happy to have contributed two essays to this collection edited by Vinay Gupta, Cat Lupton, and Noah Raford. My thanks go out to Vinay, Cat, and Noah. Congratulations!
Two poems I’m hoping to read during the Open Mike session at this Fall’s first Writer’s Voice Café upstairs at Napi’s Restaurant in Provincetown, November 9 at 7:00 PM Inter Penetrated Waves Coruscation
Here’s the concluding paragraph of the review: “Dark Mountain Issue 2 is one of the most unique environmental books out there – part dystopian poetry along the lines of Cormac McCarthy’s The Road; part post-apocalyptic River Cottage with the rest being a slice of philosophy that only ever becomes clear once the reader immerses themselves…… Continue reading Dark Mountain 2 Reviewed in the Ecologist
Cover Illustration by Rima Staines The Dark Mountain 2 anthology is out! Follow the link to the announcement on their site. I’m deeply honored to have a chapter from my novel, Shoal Hope included along with this incredible list of poets, writers, and thinkers. Naomi Klein, David Abram, Vinay Gupta, Paul Kingsnorth, Glyn Hughes, Luanne…… Continue reading Dark Mountain 2
Provincetown TV has been videotaping the featured writers at the Writer’s Voice Café at Napi’s in Provincetown for the last few months. Writers Voice Cafe: Antonio Dias from Provincetown Community TV on Vimeo. The Dark Mountain 2 anthology can be pre-ordered here.
Wednesday, May 11 at 7:00 pm upstairs at Napi’s I’ll be reading from both Shoal Hope and Something for Nothing, including the chapter, “…Peter” that will be included in the Dark Mountain II anthology due to be published in Britain in June.
At Dark Mountain, the home of Uncivilization, I found a living culture. I didn’t know what I would find. My hopes caught up in theoretical frameworks. The flimsiness of my previous interactions with the core of this loose amalgam overcompensated in mental calculations assembled, as if in a geometric proof. As if reading the perturbations of…… Continue reading Reflection on the Dark Mountain
Reading Seth Godin’s latest micro-blog this morning. He posts one a day. Most of the time they are at least tangentially thought provoking. Often they’re more than that. I’ve written about Seth before, my post, Enormity on Horizons of Significance began as a response to one. Brainwashed! is a gem of the art of the…… Continue reading Acknowledge the Lizard
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